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Printer says it's out of paper but it isn't

I am trying to print envelopes from the envelop feeder. It says that it is out of paper which it is not. I've tried turning it off, unplugging it, rebooting my computer, cleaning it out and nothing works. Any suggestions?

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Re: Printer says it's out of paper but it isn't

Do you mean a real plug in envelope feeder or are you using tray 1?

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Important :
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1 : Retract the Paper Support.

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Load with the front face UP and the rear flaps DOWN on the left.
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*1 Printing orientation
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Important : Make sure that the Cover Guide is set upright.

3 : Pinch the Paper Guide and slide it against the left side of the envelope.

4 : Press the Paper Feed Switch so that the Auto Sheet Feeder lamp lights up.

5 : Set the Paper Thickness Lever to the right.

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